Semi-Automatic Fired on Pershing Street, Say Police
In a statement released earlier this hour, Westford Police provided details on a Forge Village incident on May 5 that involved marijuana, semi-automatic weapons and a confrontation between neighbors
Westford Police have just released a statement on a fight last weekend in Forge Village that involved semi-automatic weapons, marijuana, and a confrontation between neighbors.
David James Messenheimer, 32, 2 Smith St., has been charged with complaints over alleged disorderly conduct, assault and battery with a beer bottle, discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, impromper storage of a firearm, possession of Class D drugs with an intent to distribute, and possession of illegal fireworks.
In the police statement, officers arrived on Pershing Street in Forge Village at 11:44 p.m. on May 5 following a report of a large fight where gun shots had been heard.
According to the report, the police stated that evidence indicated that four gunshots had been discharged into the pavement, and that Messenheimer was responsible for these shots.
Further investigation, they found that he had allegedly been involved in a confrontation with a neighbor where he broke a beer bottle on his head.
A search warrant was obtained for Messenheimer's home on Smith Street, and there police report they found a .380 semi-automatic handgun which matched the caliber of the shell casings found at the scene.
During their search of his home, they also found an unspecified quantity of marijuana and packaging indicative of distribution along with an assortment of illegal fireworks.
Additionally, a complaint application was submitted to the Ayer District Court for Ruth Ann Elizabeth Messenheimer, 30, also at 2 Smith St., for improper possession of a .25 automatic that was found unsecured during the search of the Smith Street residence.
Anyone arrested is presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.
UPDATE 2:26 P.M.: The Lowell Sun reported yesterday that Messenheimer recently pled not guilty to an incident where he allegedly ran into a couple on Nabnasset Lake with his jet ski.